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baltimore county are searching for suspects in connection with a reported burglary at a strip mall. it happened at 7:00 a.m. police rushed to the scene. they found one person inside. the k-9 unit tactical teams were also called. they have one person in custody. today, golf superstar, tiger woods pulled out of his own golf tournament. citing the minor juries he suffer -- injuries he suffered. >> reporter: tiger woods will not be playing in his own charity golf tournament. he posted a statement on his website, saying injuries from last week's car crash will keep him from participating in the 2009 chevron world challenge that starts thursday. woods says, i am extremely disappointed that i will not be at my tournament next week. >> the florida highway patrol is investigating the crash outside woods' home early friday morning.
he drove his suv into a fire hydrant into a tree. woods was treated at a hospital for cuts on his face. the golfer and his wife have declined to talk to officers on three different occasions but did provide license and vehicle registration information. the highway patrol issued a statement monday, saying it has made no comment about the case. media has been camped out here, in front of the development, where said woods lives. so far, no sign of tiger. only his wife elan, leaving the house. he has been tight-lipped. some say that may be a mistake. >> in this case, silence is probably a big mistake. at the very least, sponsors have to be nervous. >> reporter: this came days after the national enquirer claims woods was having an affair with rachel yucatell. woods insists that there are
many false, irresponsible accusations that are circulating. >> woods has won the masters and the pga tour four times each year. you can call it a case of the monday blues. wet and overcast much of the day. here's a live look outside right now. but what can we expect tomorrow? wjz has complete first warning weather. meteorologist bernadette woods has a look at the end of this year's hurricane season. there's good news. we begin with bob turk who has more on tonight's forecast. bob? >> that is good news. and we have weather. take a look at radar. it's over in the city. most of it, for the most part, is continuing from the south and southeast, as you can see. the lower eastern shore, and southern maryland, right now in the city. very quiet. to our north, just a few sprinkles to the north of baltimore county. it's basically clearing out. to our south and southeast, that's for the moderate rains. down to leonardtown and pax river. and st. mary's county, pretty good rain down there. and you folks.
that's where the moderate to steady rain will be. we're looking for clearing skies and a much nicer day tomorrow. how did the hurricane season end up this year? bernadette has a look at the numbers. that's right. as we wind up the season. take a look at numbers, how they stack up. in all, we had nine named storms. three of those became hurricanes. that means winds, 74 miles per hour greater. and of the three, two became major hurricanes, meaning category 3 on this scale or higher. and you see, on all counts, those run below average. so that is some good news. now, as we said, we have some ups and downs coming in the forecast this week. we'll have that shortly. >> okay, bernadette. and bob. thank you. talk about a nail biter. ravens manage to pull out a close win. sports director mark viviano, live at wjz.com. he has more on last night's game. plus fan reaction. you have to be talking about
the penalties at least. what a roller coaster ride. ravens have lost a number of close games. but this time, they do win one. and several players told me that a hard-fought win over pittsburgh is just what they need to make a playoff push. victory during a play-off push is always good. but the manner in which the ravens beat the steelers came with good and bad. the ravens' offense was good for the first half. two touchdown drives to give baltimore a 14-7 lead at the light. that was the beating of pittsburgh foot on qb joe flacco. five times he was sacked. and the bumps and bruises continue to add up for the most important offensive player. no greater example of the significance of that than qb player ben roethlisberger. a huge absence for the steelers who gave dennis dixon his first
nfl start. he led two touchdown drivers. and baltimore was on the brink of a disastrous loss, before kicking a winner in overtime. 20-17, raven. not pretty. but the ravens will take it. they needed it. >> we did a great job, coming out and getting off to a fast start. and establishing the fact that we're here to go. and we kept it going. >> we knew he was going to come out. we knew he played for six minutes. this time, we came out and made good plays. and i think overall, we kept our composure of the team. and keep fighting. >> the ravens remain in the play-off picture. but we ask you with the wjz fan cam, what do you think of the ravens' play-off hopes? >> came through. we have been letting a lot of games slip through us. i feel real good that we won. i feel as though we can make the play-offs. >> obviously, we think we can win all five of them. >> definitely. still can make the play-offs. they are still on excellent
teams. and stop waiting until the fourth quarter. >> you saw joe flacco limping in those game highlights. coach john harbaugh met with the needia-- media today. more from the coach, that's ahead later in sports. >> we'll see you out here in a few minutes. you can see the ravens-packers game monday. our special coverage kicks off at 8:00. here on wjz 13. boy, oh, boy. stillto come. from black friday to cyber monday. people turned from the malls to their house -- mouses to buy holiday gifts. how much marylanders spent this weekend. i'm mike schuh, wjz eyewitness news. a young woman from the county is missing. now, police launch a major investigation. both police and the family are asking for help. the story when eyewitness news continues. white house party crashers outraged on capitol hill. growing as lawmakers demand the
desperate search tonight. mike schuh reports tonight, when she failed to turn up for a family thanksgiving, her loved ones grew frantic. >> it's okay. >> if only that were true. since tuesday, 22-month-old ariel has tried for -- cried for her mommy, 23-year-old maisha foster, usually punctual, didn't show up for
work at this clothing store on wednesday. so coworkers and her friends called her mom. >> this is serious. no one has seen her. she has not called to work. we've called all of her friends, every one. >> foster was last seen tuesday nice, being picked up by her live-in boyfriend. >> she hasn't been seen since. >> hearchts been -- hasn't been seen since? >> hasn't been seen since. we always talk to the central points to the family. anyone she has relationships with. and that is normal investigation. and sergeant we've talked to him. certainly we've talked to him. >> reporter: after tuesday night, no one has gotten a call, text or message. >> it's out of her character. she would never stay away from her daughters. >> reporter: now, ariel's grandparents asked and got the granddaughter from ariel's boyfriend, who is also the father. >> is maisha alive? >> i want to say yes.
but she's been gone too long. and no contact at all. it's impossible. >> reporter: they just want her found and out of these elements. >> please help me bring my daughter home. anybody knew her, they loved her. [ crying ] >> police and maisha's family are asking if you have seen her tuesday or since, please give them a call. back to you now on tv hill. >> maisha foster lived in the cockeysville area. tomorrow, president obama will lay out his strategy for the war in afghanistan in a primetime speech. the president is reportedly already putting certain parts of his plan into motion. obama met with his war cabinet late wednesday night. among them, a surge of 35,000 additional troops and telling afghanistan it must recruit
special train its own security force. can you watch president obama's live primetime address to the nation, tomorrow night. time now to check in with bob. we have pretty good weather over the weekend. but then monday came. >> warm yesterday. >> almost got to 70 some spots. right now, we've cooled down with the rain. although the rain has temporarily ended here in the city. 45. winds at 5. come back and look at a much sunnier tuesday afternoon.
all things considered. you can't complain too much. looking at the inner harbor. >> we're not dealing with the fog we saw last week. we have had rain on and off the heaviest stuff, take a look at radar. it's down to our south and southeast. across the extreme southern portions of the day. down there, you'll be dealing with this for a few more hours. here in the city, not much going on now. just a little bit of an enhancement. north of 95 and harford. across northern baltimore county. and that is moving out as well. clearing nicely. and there's a big full moon out there. temperature-wise, we are back in the 40s. cold spot, oakland. earlier today, they had snow showers. 46, d.c.
52 still in ocean city. winds have turned to the north and northwest. that will help clear things out this evening. as a front moving through the region changes our air mass. we've had this warm, rather moist air mass, with the rain yesterday. we were in the upper 50s, mid- 60s. some spots, even upper 60s. further south and west of us, rain in texas. and low pressure in southern portions of new mexico. this is going to move across texas. pick up moisture. head up across the appalachians on wednesday. and that will bring us a pretty good amount of rain. in fact, it will get a lot of gulf moisture with it. we could see an inch of rain here. wednesday afternoon, into late wednesday night early thursday before it clears out. right now, you can see to the west, a few snow showers popping up at northwest p.a. otherwise, clearer conditions are headed in our direction. tomorrow, the front has already gone through the region. high pressure moves in. let's call it cooler. or technically, the high
occurred at midnight. tomorrow's afternoon temperatures will be out today. wednesday, the low approaches from the west. that's when we'll see that precipitation. rain breaking out. small craft advisory on the bay, through the afternoon and tomorrow. and winds can gust as high as 20 knots. tonight, cheering skies later on. breezy, 33 by morning. and tomorrow, lots of sunshine. a few clouds come in late tomorrow night, for the high tomorrow. not a bad afternoon, actually. a little above normal. 52 degrees. and rain moving back into the picture here for your late wednesday afternoon. wednesday night could be some moderate rain in the region. and if it gets warm enough, could even be a rumble of thunder. >> wow. >> thanks, bob. still to come tonight on wjz's eyewitness news. officers murdered. a man is murdered after a gunman opens fire. why some say the suspect never should have been out on the streets. white house party crashers. the couple that slipped by security at a state dinner may have to testify before congress. chelsea lately.
it is just before 6:30. 45 degrees and cloudy. good evening. thanks for staying with wjz. and here are some of the stories people are talking about tonight. a massive manhunt for a cop killer has seattle on edge. s.w.a.t. teams thought they cornered the suspect in a home, only to find out he was not inside. as drew levinson reports for wjz, many are questioning why such a violent convict was allowed out on the streets. >> seattle police officers are racing to find the man suspected of gunning down four officers in a coffee shop. >> the most pressing tips are the ones coming from the seattle area, because we really believe he was there last night. >> reporter: s.w.a.t. teams thought they had maurice
clemens cornered at this house about 30 miles from the crime scene. >> that's the basement, where they thought they entered there. >> reporter: they spent the night, trying to coax him out, only to discover he wasn't there. police say clemens ambushed lakewood police sergeant mark renninger and officers ronald owens, tina griz wold, and greg richards while they were doing paperwork at the start of their shift thursday. one officer fired back and wounded clemens. investigators don't have a motive for the attack. but the 37-year-old has a long and violent crim history, trailing back to arkansas. he was recently arrested in washington for assaulting a police officer who posted bail to get out of jail. colleagues of the slain officers are frustrated clemens was not locked up. >> i can't believe he was not out on the -- he was out on the street f. what is said is true, i think this country needs go get together and figure this out.
>> reporter: the young department is struggling to deal with a huge loss. >> they were good people. they were great officers. and we will all miss them very much. >> reporter: fellow officers are trying to ensure the victims' families are cared for and have set up a link for online donations. drew levinson, cbs news. >> there is a $125,000 reward for information leading to that suspect's suspect's arrest. a white supremacist, accused of murdering a guard at the holocaust museum in d.c. could have difficulty in court hearings. 89-year-old james von brunn was shot in the face during the incident in june and suffers from chronic medical problems. the maryland man is currently being held at a federal medical center in north carolina. his lawyers suggested in court today that the judge hold a competency hearing in that state if von brunn can't travel. the couple who traveled may be forced to testify on capitol
hill this week. >> reporter: the top democrat on the house homeland security committee is calling on the salahis to testify this thursday. mikhail and tariq salahi were allowed in to the dinner even though they were not on the guest list. some legislators have called for criminal charges to be brought against the couple but the secret service has yet to do so. >> reporter: the salahis were reportedly demanding money for interviews but they have since denied shopping for any interviews. a record fine for serena williams after she screamed at a line judge. she was fined $82,500 and placed on two years' probation. the incident happened in september when a line judge said that serena had stepped over her line before a serve. the tennis pro responded by shouting obscenities at the
judge, which cost her a penalty and cost her the match. bge's parent company will take on a brand new wind power project in western maryland. adam may has the details from constellation headquarters downtown. >> reporter: this would increase constellation's energy by about 1%. >> reporter: constellation energy will soon build 28 wind turbines like these. after purchasing this from a california-based company, clipper wind power. >> certainly clean, green energy. and that's certainly something that is good for all of us here in the state. >> reporter: according to ron gould, the new wind farm will provide enough energy for 23,000 homes. but don't expect it to replace polluting energy sources like coal. >> any time you can introduce renewable sources, you're certainly putting a different fuel mix into the system. but the reality is, we still
need coal, we still need nuclear. there is just no getting away from that. >> reporter: now, the project was already under development. so it does have state approval. so as long as the actual purchase agreement by constellation energy gets the okay from government regulators, production of the screen energy should begin stiemg -- sometime next fall. and as adam said, the company hopes to begin producing electricity next fall. restaurants are preparing for new smoking restrictions. starting tomorrow, restaurants can have a smoking area only if they segregate smokers into rooms with separate ventalation systems. the law allows smoking on outdoor patios. restaurant owners face a $25 fine if they don't enforce the restrictions. black friday is coming on now. it's cyber monday, when many retailers offer big savings to boost their online sales. tonight, derek valcourt has a look at how the shopping season is shaping up so far. and advice for finding the best
bargains. if you hit the stores, you saw the crowds. big bargains once again brought big lines. across the country, an estimated 195 million shopped this season. but the real crowds are online. on cyber monday, 96 million people are expected to let their fingers do the shopping. online sales are already up 11% over last year. and retail sales are pulling out all of the stops to bring the cash in. >> many are offering deep discounts, free gifts with purchase, free shipping. >> reporter: in fact, more than ever, technology is playing a part. thanks to small computers and internet cell phones, many are comparison shopping in the stores, seeing if they can buy better bargains online. >> it's so difficult these days just to get consumers to want to shop that any way they can reach them is what they're
doing. facebook, twitter. e-mailing them. connection is key. >> the amazon.com warehouse in phoenix, already bustling with orders. >> so far, things are busy. there are a lot of customers that are coming online, taking advantage of the convenience of shopping from home. and getting their christmas shopping done. >> reporter: experts say some of the best bargains will happen sooner in the season, rather than later. that's because this year, many retailers are keeping their inventories lower after the slow spending last year lfort many stores with too much inventory. okay. so one more. most online retailers have a spot on their checkout page, where you can enter a coupon code or promotional code in order to get a discount. do yourself a favor. do not leave that section blank. it's easy to find some of those with a simple search on the internet. >> i wish i had known that. because i played -- placed an order this weekend. >> stores across the state are seeing an increase the b but -- but most seem to be spending less than last year.
the only daughter of former president bill clinton and secretary of state hillary clinton have -- has announced her engagement. it happened over -- over the thanksgiving holiday. they're planning a summer wedding. the couple now lives in new york, where her fiance now works the as an investment banker at goldman sachs. and clinton is a graduate at columbia's school of health. amazing discovery. nearly 65 years later, a world war ii fighter plane is recovered. you won't believe where it's found. caught on tape. a mail robber uses an unusual disguise to hold up a bank. i'm bob turk. first warning weather center. dryer skies headed our way. and wjz 13 is always on. and here are the top stories on wjz.com at this hour. for updates on all of the day's news and the updated forecast any time, log onto wjz.com.
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being called the last major trial from the nazi area. demen yuck, a retired worker was pushed in by a wheelchair today. he is accused of assisting and killing in a nazi death camp in poland in 1943. during the first break, he was taken by ambulance and carried back in on a stretcher. he claims he was not part of the holocaust. and his family believes he is too frail to stand trial. >> the trial is expected to last until may. the murder trial continues for american college student amanda knox and her italian ex- boyfriend, rafael solosito. the defense said they are innocent in the slaying of knox's exroommate. the lawyer says solosito was accused because of a bloody footprint found at the scene. the city of venice is trying to dry off, after high
waters engulfed the lagoon city. almost 45% of the historical center was under water today, when sea levels rose above their normal levels. bad weather has hit the north of italy over the last two days, with strong winds and heavy rainfall. a man caught on tape, robbing a bank in wisconsin, dressed as a woman, is now ordered to undergo a mental healthle evidence. -- health evaluation. he was already on parole for two other robberies. biffens later told police, he got the idea from a popular crime drama, csi. also, a world war ii fighter plane, raised from the depths of lake michigan. they recovered the fighter plane from the lake this morning. it had been under water since it crash-landed in 1984. the navy pilot who flew the plane survived the crash. time now for a quick look at some of the stories you'll find in tomorrow's baltimore
sun. how to get and give the most in your donations to charity. and a look at the matchup between the terps and the hoosiers. and remember, you can look for the updated forecast from wjz's first warning weather team. katie couric has a preview of what's coming up tonight on the cbs evening news. hi there, vic and denise. and it's addressed to the nation tomorrow night. president obama is expected to outline his plans to send tens of thousands more troops into afghanistan. but what else will be in his new strategy? plus, are credit card companies taking the joy out of the holidays? and how this man has turned peace into a hobby, collecting as many keys to the city or cities as he possibly can. that's assignment america tonight. only on the cbs evening news. here on wjz 13, baltimore. denise and vic, back to you. >> thank you, katie. here's a look at tonight's closing numbers from wall street. we'll be right back.
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tomorrow. >> it won't look like this. as we move through the night, there is going to be clearing tomorrow. that's how we start out the day. but as we move through the after, clouds will build up. and overall, it will will be a cooler day. cooling us down and setting us up for another storm. here's the rest of the five- day. 52, 32. lots of sunshine. rain coming in wednesday afternoon. ending early thursday. we could see a good amount there. 50, warming up at night there. 52. clearing out. 34 at night. chilly, almost cold. friday and saturday. 40 and 30 on saturday. denise. still to in. the ravens quarterback. is the ravens' qb okay? i'm sorry. qb okay. >> mark has the latest on the status of joe flacco.
super bowl qb ben roethlisberger. kurt warner of arizona. both had to sit out yesterday with concussions. this brings us to joe flacco and questions about his health. he helped lead the ravens to victory yesterday. but the steelers made him pay. they sacked flacco five times. he's been brought down 23 times this year. and ever since the game in week six in minnesota. flacco has been favoring his ankle. and today, coach john harbaugh answers questions about the status of his qb. >> i think joe has done a heck of a job of fighting through an ankle injury. i'm sure it's bothersome to have that foot a little sore. but joe is a courageous guy. and you see him standing there and throwing in the face of some pressure sometimes. to take some hits. he's not shy about that. and that speaks to you know, the kind of player he is.
well, as of now, joe is a go for another prime time. game 1 tonight at green bay. ravens and packers. another push for the packers and the play-offs. to college football. university of maryland coach ralph friedgen met with athletic director debbie yao today. it's their second straight day of discussions as they followed a disappointing season from the terps. maryland's loss was the most defeats ever for a team. friedgen's team has had a losing record. the coach told his players he does expect to be back next season. sources close to the coach tells wjz, friedgen believes debbie yao wants to fire him but is not sure if she will do it. he has two years left on his contract that pays him $2 million annually. he's been the terps' coach for five seasons. coach charlie white was fired
today, two days after the fighting irish lost. athletic director jack warbrick announced there are greater expectations for the football program. and those expectations have not been met. among those mentioned as candidates to possibly take over at noter notre dame, stanford coach, jim harbaugh, brother of ravens coach john harbaugh. coaching news in the nba. tom burnett. they then went out and lost their 17 straight games. jordan farmar with the lakers blocks the layup. rejected. sums up the season for the nets. the loss to the lakers drops new jersey to 0-17. that ties the all-time nba record. and puts the nets in rare company of sport teams like the orioles who we all know began 0- 21. misery loves company.
the christmas spirit is looking especially green in japan, with special energy- efficient christmas lights. tokyo's most fashionable shopping street is twinkling with christmas lights for the first time in 11 years. this time, they're using l.e.b -- bulbs. they hope to be using these to lure shoppers out in these tough economic times. and lineally, it's beginning to look a lot like christmas on capitol hill. this morning, an 85-foot blue spruce is arriving from the capital. it will be decorated with over 0